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Tottori University Hospital > Index of Department > Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology / Radiation Oncology

Index of Department

Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology / Radiation Oncology

Radiology

Radiation Clinic1 Radiation Clinic2

Diagnostic Radiology

  • Head of department
    Toshihide Ogawa
We contribute to diagnosis and treatment through diagnostic imaging using CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine study, and endovascular treatment.

In the Department of Radiology, we have Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology Divisions. In the Diagnostic Oncology Division, we mainly perform diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology (IVR), which is a minimally invasive treatment. Regarding diagnostic imaging, we provide high-quality diagnosis using CT, MRI, and PET-CT. Regarding IVR, we perform a wide variety of treatments for such as for hepatocarcinoma, portal hypertension, and lower extremity obliterative arterial disease.

Field of expertise

In diagnostic imaging, we put emphasis on diagnostic imaging of the central nervous system, gynecological diseases, hepatobiliary pancreas, circulatory organs, and the chest. In these fields, we perform not only regular diagnostic tasks but also many high-quality researches. Also, we vigorously communicate with other departments through activities such as conferences. In the field of IVR, we are one of the rare facilities in Japan that performs a wide variety of treatments such as endovascular aortic repair for aortic aneurysm, endovascular treatment for lower extremity arterial obstruction, and treatment for portal hypertension. Also, in collaboration with the Neurosurgery Department, we are actively involved in cerebrovascular treatment.

Diseases of interest

Diagnostic imaging for all fields
Interventional radiology in extensive fields

Principal treatment

  • Endovascular treatment for hepatocarcinoma   
  • Endovascular aortic repair for aortic aneurysm
  • Endovascular treatment of the lower extremity artery, narrowing and blockage of the renal artery
  • Endovascular treatment for portal hypertension 
  • Endovascular aortic repair for biliary tree and tracheoesophageal tumor
  • Radiofrequency ablation for pulmonary and osseous tumor
  • vertebroplasty
  • Subcutaneous-implantation- type central venous port (CV port)
  • Abscess drainage
  • Angioplasty for dialytic shunt 
  • Inferior vena cava filter placement

Principal tests

head CT、CT cerebral angiography (CT angiography:CTA),head MRI、MR cerebral angiography (MR angiography:MRA),cerebral blood flow scintigraphy,head and neck CT,head and neck CTA,head and neck MRI,parotid gland high resolution MRI,salivary gland scintigraphy,chest CT,high resolution CT,chest CTA,chest MRI,lung perfusion scintigraphy,heart CT/MRI,myocardial scintigraphy,great artery CT/MRI,hepatobiliary pancreas dynamic CT,MRI with liver specific contrast dye,MR hepatobiliary pancreas angiography (MRCP),urinary region CT, CT urography: CTU)、kidney scintigraphy,gynecological region CT/MRI,fetus MRI,bone and soft tissue CT/MRI,bone scintigraphy,PET-CT of various cancers

Radiation Oncology

  • Head of department
    Toshihide Ogawa
We do our best day and night to provide the best and highest-quality radiological treatment.

We have top-class radiation therapy machines in Japan such as two high-energy radiation therapy equipment (linac), brachytherapy equipment, a brachytherapy system for prostate cancer, and radio-iodine treatment room. In addition to regular three-dimensional radiation therapy, we perform high-technology radiation therapy such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), pulmonary stereotactic radiotherapy (pinpoint irradiation), and respiratory synchronization radiotherapy.

Field of expertise

We perform precise three-dimensional radiation therapy for malignant tumors at various sites. By focusing the radiation on the tumor, we can improve the therapeutic effect and reduce the side effects. For brain tumor and prostate cancer, we use intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which is the latest technology. In our facility, we can perform volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy, which is the most advanced form of IMRT. This method changes the form and intensity of the radiation as it rotates, allowing shorter treatment time compared to conventional methods. For pulmonary tumors, we perform stereotactic radiotherapy. Although it takes a few days for pulmonary stereotactic radiotherapy preparation, radiation is performed once daily at a total of four times (about one hour for each radiation session) and can be done without hospitalization. Brachytherapy for prostate cancer is performed in collaboration with the Urology Department and with four nights and four days of hospitalization. Regarding cervical cancer, by combining three-dimensional radiotherapy and brachytherapy equipment, a therapeutic effect similar to surgical therapy can be expected. We are the only facility in the prefecture that can perform radio-iodine treatment for thyroid cancer.

Diseases of interests

  • Malignant tumors in general
  • Graves’ disease
  • Part of benign disease such as keloidosis, etc.

Principal tests

  • Radiotherapy (external beam)
  • Three-dimensional radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy, respiratory synchronization radiotherapy
  • Prostate brachytherapy
  • Iridium brachytherapy
  • Radio-iodine treatment
  • Radio-strontium treatment